Space Description

Seated Dinner










Great Hall

The Great Hall

Reception: 366
Seated: 300

This regal space, accentuated by late 19th century architectural highlights was the reception area where President Lincoln and Mrs. Lincoln greeted guests attending the president's second inaugural ball. The hand laid encaustic tile floor, curving double staircase and soaring vaulted ceilings are sure to captivate your guests.

The Luce Foundation Center for American Art

Reception: 800
Seated: 300

The Luce Center features three levels of Smithsonian American Art Museum's painting, sculpture, folk art, and craft collections, on display in floor to ceiling glass cases. The Luce Center's architectural elements such as the elaborate columns, bronze railings, multicolored marble floor, large windows and a city-block long skylight will make any gathering an event to remember.

Luce Center


Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard

Reception: 1200
Seated Dinner: 850

The Robert and Arlene Kogod Courtyard, with its elegant glass canopy, is one of the largest and most magnificent event spaces in Washington. Designed by the world-renowned architectural firm Foster + Partners, the enclosed courtyard provides a distinctive, contemporary accent to the museums' Greek Revival building.

The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium

Seated: 346

The Nan Tucker McEvoy Auditorium, a 346-seat facility located on the building's lower level is equipped with a state-of-the-art sound and video system, film projection capabilities, flexible lighting, a sprung stage and concert grand piano.




Reception: 50
Seated: 40

Modeled after the Parthenon in Athens, this graceful outdoor space creates the perfect atmosphere for intimate cocktail receptions.